Thursday, January 11, 2007

Animal, mineral, physical, spiritual

Let's keep up with the poppy happy music. Mandy Moore is someone who I keep meaning to catch up on, because the only full album of hers I've heard is the self-titled one. I went through a period where I couldn't get "Yo-Yo" out of my head (and trust me, trying to remember the carbon cycle when all you can think of is "it's broken/I can't let that hope in/I know what you want" is not so easy!) and she's had some great singles, so I'm not sure why I've never gotten around to looking for more. I'm not sure about the concept of cover albums, which her fourth album, Coverage, was, but if it led to a song like this, I guess I can't say too much.

Drop The Pilot--before anyone asks, I haven't heard the full Joan Amatrading original; if I had, I might not enjoy this cover so much...and I do enjoy it a lot. I have no idea what it's about--does anyone know? I mean, I could guess for some of it, maybe, but "drop the mahout"? And what does a mahout have in common with a pilot and a monkey? I mean, if a monkey was in charge of driving or controlling something, I might be able to come up with some sort of theory--"don't stick with who you're with now, be with me instead!" (and I'll just leave it at that)--but it's not, at least that I can think of. Once the song starts, though, you probably won't be thinking about that for too much longer--it's so happy and upbeat that that doesn't matter too much.

To buy Mandy Moore's album Coverage, go here (physical) or, if you live in the U.S., you can get it from iTunes.

Next up: maybe that American album, or one from Australia.

8 comments:

J'ason D'luv said...

I liked her in Saved!, and got to interview Jena Malone and the director, who's name escapes me, at the time it was out. I kept trying to get Jena to say something bitchy about Mandy, but apparently they were bffs during the shoot.

PinkieDust said...

Coverage was actually her third studio album. I liked her in Saved. I loved the second album mainly It Only Took A Minute and You Remind You. Like You I also couldnt get that damn Yo Yo song out of my head. Did you know it was written by the same woman behind Torn? Anne Preven (Of ednaswap). I talked about her on PopEatsPop...

On a seperate note I also thought One Sided Love demanded a release. Its such a shame the rather ballady stuff was picked as singles(After in my Pocket).

The Coverage LP was nice but rather dulltastic compared to her poppier material. Of course she hates the albums i loved.

Anonymous said...

"Wild Hope" , Mandy's upcoming album, slated for release
early/mid May 2007

Very different kind of CD than she has ever had before, and everyone very excited, and she got raving reviews from those who are worked with her.

Her new style Folk Pop. Mandy is coming into her own, and not that Candy little girl no longer.

Someone who cares:)

Paul said...

hmmm i always had mixed feelings about Mandy Moore, though quite rightly loved In My Pocket and Yo Yo. But I also thought her song Crush was just utter pop confection and totally loved it :) I thought the Coverage album was not too bad and she didn't go for the all too obvious choices, though frankly you can never go wrong with One Way Or Another. Her duet of God Only Knows with Michael Stipe is heaven...

Poster Girl said...

I liked her in Saved, too (and liked the movie overall)--shame about the lack of gossip, but I guess it's nice to hear that she must be an easy person to get along with!

Pinkie: oops, thanks for the correction--I'll go change it! See, proof I haven't really heard any of her albums except one ;) No, I didn't know that...and yeah, she does seem to have disavowed most of the stuff I love, too. Of course.

Really? I had no idea she had an album coming out so soon. I did like "Candy" ;) But I'll definitely be paying attention to hear what her new music sounds like!

"In My Pocket" was great, as was "Crush"! And her voice sounds gorgeously sweet on "God Only Knows."

Anonymous said...

Mandy Moore is a real sweety!! Read alot about her being a very nice person and my local newspapers has named her to be the "Most Down-To-Earth Artist" they have interviewed. I really love her music. I love most of her songs so I can't really pick which one is my fav. Got all her albums:

1) So Real
2) I Wanna Be With You (So Real Special Edition)
3) Mandy Moore
4) A Walk To Remember OST (Normal & Special Edition)
5) Coverage
6) The Best Of Mandy Moore

And I'm so happy she's coming out with a new album. I'm a big fan of hers. Managed to catch all the movies that were released on theatres like "Princess Diaries", "A Walk To Remember" (My fav. from hers), "How To Deal" and "Saved". And also gotten "Chasing Liberty" VCD. Will be getting "American Dreamz" too. And she has 6 more movies coming out, "Dedication", "Because I Said So", "Southland Tales", "License To Wed", "Twist Of Faith" and "Safety Glass". Can't wait!! :)

Poster Girl said...

Oh really? Good--her music is so sweet, it's nice to know it fits with who she is! And 6 movies coming out soon, as well as an album? Wow--she must have been busy! I kept meaning to see American Dreamz (spoofing Idol--how could I not?), but I haven't gotten around to it yet. If So Real/I Wanna Be With You are better than Mandy Moore, I really do have to go listen to those full albums :)

Anonymous said...

I loved Mandy in the past, but SOny actec cowardly with the promotion for Coverage* i was so mad!!
It's a nice album, but I dont like the fact she's making a looooooot of movies, I live in Mex and i can't see the movies.